There are plenty of candidates for inclusion as the worst resume mistake—after all, resumes are rife with mistakes. But one mistake tops them all. Which one?
Not Being Honest About DatesI don't know how it happens, but it seems like otherwise rational, honest people unravel when it's time to write a resume, and they fill it with lies. One of the definitions of “lie" is: ⁃ something meant to deceive or give a wrong impression. People use lies of omission, altered dates, skipped jobs, and other lies in an attempt to mislead the people who will be reviewing their resume. Why do they do this? I believe it's a combination of things:
- Ignorance of the resume screening process.
- Fear of having their resume trashed.
- Body invaded by zombies.